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Engineering Associate

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Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

Pay Grade

12, 14 & 15

Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level

Position Summary

The Engineering Associate position holds the responsibility for the safe, reliable, and economic round-the-clock operation of the generation, electric transmission, and distribution systems. Duties include Engineering responsibilities for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation activities of our power plants, transmission lines, substations, distribution system, gas systems, control centers and others. These Engineering duties may include continuous monitoring and balancing of energy flow and responding to system disturbances, along with all generation, distribution, and transmission activities that provide electric and gas services to customers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Development and maintenance of CPS Energy Electric Distribution, Transmission and Substation Material Specifications, Overhead and Underground Distribution design standards and guidelines
  • Development and maintenance of construction standards (drawings) which depict and detail typical components installed on the Distribution System
  • Provide technical support to Engineering and Construction areas
  • Perform or facilitate failed material analysis, product test & evaluations
  • Perform time and motion studies as needed
  • Manage Special Projects
  • Review stock material inventories and usage
  • Attends seminars, continuing education opportunities for professional development 
  • Focuses on operational/tactical aspects of the work
  • Recommends improvements to processes and procedures
  • Handles work content that is increasingly complex
  • Applies engineering skills that include evaluation and ingenuity
  • Makes some independent decisions and often makes recommendations that affect the section, department and/or division
  • Decisions have identifiable but relatively moderate impact on costs, timeline, safety and reliability
  • May provide input to area budget
  • Applies knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Performs other project and process improvement initiatives as assigned

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision
Demonstrated ability to effectively work as an individual contributor and contributing team member
Ability to work in a team environment, coordinating with other related areas to complete tasks and projects
Ability to research and solve problems
Effective interpersonal skills and written communication skills to work with all levels of personnel within the organization
Ability to build relationships with coworkers and customers
Demonstrates proficiency in basic management of projects and assignments
Ability to work call duty and occasional unscheduled work in the evenings, weekends, or holidays after experience level permits
Ability to travel occasionally, to off-site work, to seminars, manufacturing plant inspections, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad knowledge of other related areas and how they influence operational/tactical aspects
  • Experience with Computer Aided-Drafting systems and Bentley Microstation software
  • Experience with ESRI GIS software and Arc FM Designer software
  • Experience with SAP and Work Manager software
  • Proficient technical writing skills


Working with Ambiguity
Communicates Effectively
Setting a Strategic Vision
Driving for Results
Building and Supporting Teams

Minimum Education

Bachelors of Science degree in an engineering field from an ABET accredited four-year college or university or Demonstration of advanced skills or specialization applicable to the business area (Approval by Business Unit Executive Leadership, as related to the business need for Engineering Associate 2’s without their EIT)

Required Certifications

Engineer In Training (EIT)

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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